The World Economic Forum (WEF) says Lagos is the fastest-growing city in the world, with a growth of 85 people per hour. The population growth of Lagos is faster than that of London and New York put together, with the two cities growing at a rate of 9 and 10 people per hour.
Earlier in 2015, London reached a record 8.6 million inhabitants, while Lagos grossed over 20 million inhabitants in the same year. Delhi, India and Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, trail directly behind Nigeria’s commercial capital, with a population growth of 79 and 74 people per hour, respectively.
Quoting a development report by the UK Guardian, WEF says in its review of 2015: “By 2025, the Chinese city of Shenzhen will be home to more than 12 million people. In 1950, it was a fishing village with only 3,148 citizens.ef